Biography of Samuel Sager
Hancock County, OH Biographies

SAMUEL SAGER, farmer, P. 0. Findlay, was born in Fairfield County, Ohio, August 18, 1815, son of Samuel and Elizabeth (Freed) Sager, natives of Rockingham County, Va., and of German descent. Our subject's father, who was a farmer, reared a family of sixteen children, Samuel being the third. Our subject was reared on the farm, and attended school in the log schoolhouse of that day. He first came to this county in 1837, when the country was new and inhabited by Indians. It took several days to come from Kenton, Hardin Co., Ohio, to Liberty Township, this county. He was unable to procure food along the route and had to subsist on what little he could carry with him He was without money, but with strong arms and a willingness to work he proceeded to deaden thirty acres of timber, on the farm where he now resides, and the following spring he moved here. His farm comprises 160 acres of good land, and he has lived to see the wild forest converted into fertile farms. Samuel Sager was united in marriage in 1837 with Margaret Whistleman, a native of Virginia, and of German and English descent. Their children are John, born in Liberty Township, this county, December 22, 1839 (he is a plumber by trade, and resides in Findlay, Ohio; he was twice married, first to Eliza Cramer, by whom he had one child - Emmie, wife of Thomas Fleck (they have four children - Freddie, Guy, Gail and Baby), then to Lizzie, daughter of Aaron Baker, and three children have been born to them, Ida, Dora, Dell and Dennis); Samuel A. a farmer, married to Mary Jane, daughter of Daniel Fisher (have two children, William Apron and Edith Roy; live in Findlay); George, a farmer, married to Diana, daughter of Aaron Baker (have four children: Ora, May Hester, Joseph and Emra); Lewis, a farmer, was married twice, first to Mary Ann, daughters of Michael Bolton, and by her had one child - Maythen to Emma, daughter of Isaac Fellers (have one child, Mabel); Milton, a farmer, married to Etta, daughter of Henry Croninger (have three children Royce, Birdie and Squire); Nancy, wife of Ellis Sperno (have three children, Alice, Netta and Samuel); Mary Ellen, wife of Milton Provenmier (have four children; Martha, Jane, Lewis and Addie); and Mggie, wife of Manuel Deeds (have three children: Zettie, May, Emmit and Herman. Milton and Nancy are twins.

History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: Warner, Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois 1886

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